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Watsonville Carjacking Suspects Force Driver To Stay In Trunk While They Drive For Hours

Police are seeking two suspects who allegedly carjacked a vehicle Friday night in Watsonville and ordered the driver to get inside the vehicle’s trunk at gunpoint.

08/30/2015

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San Francisco Police Recover 89 Stolen Vehicles During 9-Day May Campaign

Police in San Francisco recovered 89 stolen vehicles and made 40 arrests during a nine-day concentrated enforcement period in May, during which they focused specifically on auto theft.

08/01/2015

auto theft suspects Colby Worsham, Anthony Roberts, Richard Higgerson (San Jose Police Department)

Alert Gym Employees Help Police Crack San Jose Auto-Theft Ring; 3 Arrested

An elaborate car theft ring was busted in San Jose after workers at gyms caught on to the scheme.

06/01/2015

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Woman Arrested After Dozens Of Zipcars Mysteriously Disappeared In San Francisco

Police said the service, which lets customers reserve rental cars by the hour or day in designated areas, had 76 of their vehicles mysteriously disappear over a six-week span.

05/22/2015

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More Cars Being Stolen With Keys Left Inside, California Leads Nation

One week after a thief stole an idling car in Fairfield with a boy sleeping inside, prompting a statewide Amber Alert, the number of vehicles being stolen with the keys left inside is on the rise.

04/27/2015

Police shoot a suspected car thief at a shopping center in Concord on November 12, 2014. (CBS)

Suspected Car Thief Shot By Police In Concord Dies

A suspected car thief who was shot and killed by police in Concord on Wednesday night after allegedly ramming a patrol car has been identified as 26-year-old Jose Avalos of Bay Point, a police lieutenant said Thursday.

11/13/2014

Police shoot a suspected car thief at a shopping center in Concord on November 12, 2014. (CBS)

Police Shoot Suspected Car Thief In Concord Shopping Center

Officers shot a suspected car thief following a police chase in Contra Costa County Wednesday night.

11/13/2014

Authorities raided a suspected chop shop in Oakland on September 30, 2014. (Alameda County Regional Auto Theft Task Force)

2 Arrested, 5 Stolen Cars Seized In Oakland Chop Shop Raid

Members of an Alameda County auto theft task force shut down an illegal chop shop and made two arrests in an early morning probation search in Oakland this week, officials said Wednesday.

10/01/2014

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Oakland Man Found In Allegedly Stolen Mercedes Arrested For Belmont Dealership Theft

A 24-year-old Oakland man was arrested in connection with stealing a car from a Belmont auto dealership last Sunday, Belmont police said.

09/28/2014

A Sonoma County teenager remained jailed Sunday after he was arrested on suspicion of using stolen credit cards to rent a $240,000 sports car and a $12 million vacation home.

San Francisco Supervisor Wants To Lessen The Pain For Victims Of Car Theft

A San Francisco Supervisor is hoping to lessen the pain for people who get their cars stolen and then have to pay towing and storage fees if the car is found.

09/02/2014

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